Tag: Oscars

The Oscars Need To Change

The Oscars Need To Change


When Halle Berry became the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Lead Actress for her performance in Monster’s Ball (2001), she dedicated her award to “every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.” Eighteen years later, Berry remains the sole woman of…

Stripped: Calvin Klein, Oscars Fashion and More

Stripped: Calvin Klein, Oscars Fashion and More

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This week on Stripped, Isabel Lord and Emma Francois are joined by guests Caitlin Mannering and Amy Guay to briefly discuss fashion’s growing political consciousness and the Calvin Klein ad featuring the cast of Moonlight. Later, they break down the best and worst dressed of the Oscars red carpet. Check out all of the Oscars red carpet…

Carrying On: Untangling the Art From the Artist

Carrying On: Untangling the Art From the Artist


I have always been in love with movies. Beautiful, gritty, or suspenseful, it doesn’t matter. When done right, a film has the power to place me in a different world, a world more dazzling, more terrifying, or more outlandish than the one in which I reside. A soaring piece of music, a particularly cutting dialogue…

Academy Awards LXXXVIII: An Oscars Sporting Event

Academy Awards LXXXVIII: An Oscars Sporting Event


Veteran leading man Leonardo DiCaprio finally brought home the gold from Academy Awards LXXXVIII Sunday night at the Dolby Theater to join “The Revenant” teammate Alejandro Iñarritu on the big stage, but the real winner of the night was the group of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” who grinded their way to six scores, including two…

Carrying on: Politics at the Oscars


The subject of politics frequently finds its way into the Academy Awards, and the 2015 Oscars were no exception. Not even including red carpet movements such as #AskHerMore, this year’s onstage, on-air acceptance speeches combated racism, sexism, LGBTQ discrimination, immigration, and even ableism. What made this year’s statements starkly different from the Oscars’ most famous…

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